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Frank Cavallaro is CEO of A2 Global Electronics.

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GUEST BLOG: What the CHIPS Act means for the defense and aerospace industry - Blog

October 17, 2022

The newly enacted CHIPS Act (signed into law August 9, 2022) represents a potential boost in U.S. semiconductor fabrication by providing subsidies to U.S. chip manufacturers and funding for technology and research development. At a high level, the CHIPS Act is set to revitalize domestic manufacturing, lower sourcing costs, and increase job creation, all while strengthening the overall global supply chain.


Playing catch-up: How defense and aerospace can improve the component procurement of DMSMS products - Story

September 08, 2022

The ongoing global chip shortage and difficult time sourcing components and raw materials has escalated a decades-long issue for the defense and aerospace industry. It has steadily been losing its purchasing leverage in the marketplace to other powerhouse industries, thus pushing the technological road maps of the component manufacturers. What events led up to this overarching issue and how can defense and aerospace more effectively source the parts they need in such a dynamic market? They are a very small fish in a very large pond, without many options in front of them to quickly source their legacy parts. Short-term, there are solutions available to maintain a market footing. Long-term, to avoid a critical point, defense must be willing to adapt its systems to the newest technology that will only grow in availability.


Three strategies defense manufacturers should use to cut sourcing lead times - Blog

February 08, 2022

Today’s global semiconductor shortage has stretched procurement lead times to unforeseen lengths.

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